ALIMONY (also known as Spousal Support)
According to Nolo.com, “Alimony is generally awarded in cases where the spouses have very unequal earning power and have been married a long time. For example, a judge is unlikely to award alimony if the couple has only been married for a year. In fact, some state laws prohibit alimony awards unless the couple has been married for a certain amount of time.” Alimony: What Do I Need to Know Before Divorce? | Nolo
According to Very Well Family, “Child support is money paid by one parent to the other parent for the purpose of providing financial support to a child or children. Most frequently, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent, but this is not always the case.1 National Conference of State Legislatures. Child Support 101: Child Support Basics. Updated August 2, 2012. The Purpose of Child Support (verywellfamily.com)
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